Penny Ann Dolin
Professor, Graphic Information Technology , Director Technical Imaging

Complex Lighting

Project Published 2/23/18 Last updated on 2/23/18

Complex Lighting

The goal of this project is to experiment and learn about how complex lighting can create a successful shot. Unusual surfaces also contribute to powerful imagery.
You will create two distinct shots using clear glass and white acrylic (flat or sweep). Choose your props from the assortment of glassware in the studio. You can use accent items such as shells and stones, but the glassware is the focal point. You can also fill the glasses with colored water.
Lighting must be from either below or behind/in back of the surface. Gels and diffusion material can be used. Remember to use fill cards or mirrors or reflectors."

(I know not everyone has a full commercial studio, but any kind of light can create interesting effects.)

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1+ Day
Creativity and Innovation

Although a full studio helps, you can do this with any camera that has manual controls, lights(speed lights, studio strobes, led lights), and a piece of clear glass and a piece of white plexi. I supply glass ware and let them choose the shot they want to build.

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